Most of the places all over the world have been put on quarantine or lockdown. With this, addressing our basic needs and satisfying our cravings seem to be a little harder especially when you live in remote towns or sandwiched by towns/cities with stricter border policies.
As we observe intensive physical distancing, it will be a challenge to resist the urge to go out or to buy the things we need and crave. But with the help of technology and innovation, Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (GCash) partnered with several stores to help address our quarantine needs and cravings.
Are you running out of options? Are you having problems looking for cashless stores? Are you tired of the same-old online sellers? Worry no more! Whether it be groceries, skincare, or even a good milk tea fix, here are several online gems to save you from your quarantine woes.
THE CATCH? They’re all cashless! Thanks to GCash!
#1 FoodPanda, GrabFood, LalaFood
Miss eating out? These food delivery apps are everybody’s quarantine best friend! It’s essentially the entire world of food packaged in an app. Perfect for those working and studying at home during the ECQ, meals can be delivered right at your doorstep (or gate) with just a few taps on your smartphone. Instead of spending hours thinking of what food to prepare and cook, you have the option to have someone prepare your meals for you. You will also be helping them earn, especially during this time. Win-win!
To use GCash, you can link your GCash Mastercard to your account under the “My Linked Accounts” tab in the GCash app! You can download FoodPanda, GrabFood, and LalaFood in GooglePlay for Android and the App Store for iOS.
For those stuck in their homes in Cebu, Piggy Blinders delivers racks of mouth-watering grilled ribs to ease your cravings. Want to have an intimate barbecue party in your backyard? Have a family-only party, order from Piggy Blinders!
For orders and reservations message their Facebook page or contact 0995-755-4371.
My go-to milk tea brand in Cebu! When milk tea is all you can think about, even in your dreams, then maybe it’s time to get some. Order your favorite BTS drink via FoodPanda and GrabFood!
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WE'RE BACK BREWING YUMMINESS! We are now open for delivery through our delivery partners! For your bubble tea fix, please check your FOODPANDA or GRAB app if they deliver to you. Delivery is available Mondays to Saturdays, 11AM – 7PM and within Cebu City only. (cut-off for deliveries @ 6:30PM) As a safety precaution, all our physical stores will still continue to be closed until further notice. Stay safe and let's #flattenthecurve. ☺️
Here’s another one for Cebu! Aside from my go-to milk tea brand, Hebrews Shebrews has reopened to satisfy everybody’s milk tea cravings. Get a milk tea fix by ordering online and payment thru GCash!
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Did you miss us? 😊 Starting MAY 1 #HBSB will be open for deliveries via GrabFood and Foodpanda at these locations: • • ➡️ Rustans Supermarket Banawa ➡️ Super Metro Mambaling ➡️ Gaisano Grand Mall Tabunok ➡️ Robinsons Galleria (Relocated to Robinson's Selection Supermarket) NOTE: We're still open for online orders for the areas that can't be reached by the stores above. For reference, here are the stores that are still closed: • • ❌ Savemore Primark Lapu-Lapu ❌ SM Hypermart Lapu-Lapu ❌ SM City Cebu ❌ Sugbo Mercado, IT Park ❌ Sugbo Mercado, Lapu-Lapu ❌ The Market, Mandaue We can't wait to serve #milktea goodness to everyone again! Please continue to maintain social distancing and regular hand washing. 😊
While grocery stores remain open regardless of our current sitch, many people still find it safer to stay at home and have the goods delivered directly to their homes. This option is also convenient in more ways than one since it saves time driving to and from the supermarkets. In Session Groceries, you can order your weekly groceries through their mobile app which is free and easily accessible. They cater to homes not just in Metro Manila but in nearby provinces such as Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
Contact them via their Facebook page or message them at 0917 501 0267.
Running out of skincare products? Just because we’re all in quarantine, it doesn’t mean that we can come out of it with bad skin! Restock on your skincare needs and keep on with your routines by ordering products from this online beauty store.
Contact them via their Facebook Page or message them at 0927 135 6564.
#7 J&E Trading
It’s literally survival of the fittest when it comes to looking for medical supplies nowadays. Facemasks and vitamins are sold out in most of the drugstores and supermarket shelves since everyone wants to protect themselves and their family from possible infection. If you’re looking for masks, give their store a try. Message on Facebook to place an order.
Contact them via their Facebook Page or message them at 0916 906 2456 or email@example.com.
Tired of having the same fast-food burger delivered? Running our of burger buns? Burger Garage is your savior! Made from 100% fresh and pure ground beef, melty cheddar cheese, and fresh toppings, you can say goodbye to substandard burgers! You can skip ordering through GrabFood or FoodPanda and just message their Facebook page to process your order faster.
Order your burgers now by contacting them at 0916 401 8147 or via GrabFood/FoodPanda.
There has been a shortage of baking supplies in supermarkets! I guess everybody’s baking these days. Our social media feeds are flooded with posts of people whipping something up with their ovens. Banana bread? Cheesecake? Cookies? No sweat! Just make sure you have the right supplies! Get yours now from Emilia’s Baking Supplies. Be an expert baker in no time!
Emilia’s Baking Supplies accepts orders through their Facebook page or text (0998 587 2341).
#10 My Own Meatshop
One of the establishments remaining open despite the quarantine are wet markets. But if you’re concerned with safety and you want to avoid the crowd, there are alternative ways to get your meat supply and have them delivered directly to you. My Own Meatshop lets you choose fresh cuts from its social media page and delivers produce to your home. They also use GCash, of course!
My Own Meatshop is only accepting orders via this form: http://bit.ly/MyOwnOrderForm.
There has been a significant growth of online sellers using GCash as a mode of payment. It’s fast, easy, and safe. GCash users can also use the app to pay merchants who only have bank transfer as their checkout option. Through the Bank Transfer feature, GCash users may send money to almost 40 banks quickly and securely.
Thanks to Globe and G-Cash, we can expand our options during this global health crisis.
Stay safe, everyone!